A job well done, informative and rewarding. Looking forward to more.
Fabulous course-- can't wait for Class 3!!!
I feel this course gave me a great base knowledge for taking the CompTia A+ tests. I plan on taking the hardware class next.
Love the course, things come to light after repetitive reading and the deeper one delves into the lessons and other materials, I'm sure to be a decent tech.
The Intermediate A+ Certification broadened my understanding of how operating systems work. I suggest that people who are interested in becoming A+ Certified take all three courses.
This course is very well organized and has the necessary structure to keep "independent study" students progressing steadily. This course, like the basic course, achieves the impossible by making it possible for students of many different computer backgrounds and experience to have both a uniform standard of computer technical knowledge and still be able to pursue those areas of computer knowledge particular to their own interests. I think this course and the basic course are most useful to those students who understand that they must invest some of their resources in both hardware and operating system software to gain the practical knowledge essential to be a computer technician. I look forward to the advanced course.
This has been a great experience for me! I can't sit in a classroom anymore, so this is perfect for me.
This was an excellent course! As are all of the courses I have taken with Prof. Jernigan.
Course Code: ac2
Review common types of specialized PCs and discuss the hardware components that support their individualized roles. You’ll also learn about installing contemporary Windows versions. Then, learnbasic operating system concepts and the various operating systems (and versions) covered on the CompTIA A+ exams.
You'll learn the final preparation steps for installing or upgrading Windows, how to actually install the OS, what to do when you're done, and how to troubleshoot any problems that occur. Then, learn how Windows uses processes and services, the building blocks for everything running in Windows, and about special Windows tools for programmers.
Learn how to use the text-based command-line interface. Then, because Microsoft Windows looms large in the CompTIA A+ objectives, we'll discuss how to download the latest Windows updates and service packs from Microsoft. You'll also learn about the tools and utilities included in Windows that keep it healthy, like Disk Defragmenter and the System Configuration tool.
Learn about how to improve the performance of your system by optimizing your hardware and software. Then, explore how to troubleshoot the boot process.
Examine what to do when the GUI fails to load normally, and learn several troubleshooting tools and the scenarios in which they are most useful. We'll also discuss application issues like bad installations and compatibility. Then, we'll discuss virtualization—using special software to run a second operating system within your real OS as well as the types of virtualization and popular virtualization software.
Learn about the types of printers and scanners in common use today and how printers connect to PCs and networks, plus I'll talk about how they communicate with computers. Finally, you’ll learn to install and troubleshoot multifunction devices and printers
With a Master of Arts degree in Medieval History, Scott Jernigan feels as much at home in the musty archives of London as he does in the warm glow of a computer monitor. Scott teaches A+ Certification and PC hardware classes around the country, including several stints at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, Lucent Technologies in Baltimore, MD, and the United Nations in New York City. Scott has also edited numerous computer books, including the best-selling "All in One A+ Certification Exam Guide" and the "Network+ Certification Exam Guide" from McGraw-Hill. Practicing what he teaches, Scott is an A+ and Network+ Certified Technician.
Successful completion of the Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep course; access to a PC running Windows Bonus: access to a computer running macOS. Although this course focuses on operating systems, you should have access to a hard drive that you can install, format, and partition, and to a couple of Plug and Play devices that you can practice installing. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer (and definitely do not recommend that you format or partition your primary hard drive!).
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.